When I ping any local windows hostname from my Ubuntu machine I get "unable to resolve host", but when I ping from a windows machine it works fine. Why would this be?
OS: Ubuntu 10.04 Samba & Miredo are installed
To ping a netbios name in Ubuntu you need to add
So it looks like this:
Save the file, close the text editor, and ping away.
An excerpt from my smb.conf which is located at
Follow the instructions Allan posted, but you need to install the "winbind" (Samba nameservice integration server) package too so you can get name resolution.